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    Good item showing Scottish scenery, some shots taken from boats.

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    Scottish tour.

    Boats and ships on unidentified body of water- -an inlet or lake; with mountains (or at least very big hills) around it. View looking over water toward shore with several houses; then hills rising behind them; pans around in a half circle to where a paddle streamer is passing. Pan round to include more boats. Very good shot of another paddle steamer approaching then passing very near; passengers along the rail on both upper and lower decks. Shot of a empty dock with canoe at edge of water; illegible sign on low wall behind dock. Scenic shot from boat moving forward in narrow waterway through thick pine forest. Shot of crowd seated on hillside at sports meeting. Another view; athlete competes in long jump; officials measure.

    Back to view from ship now rounding curve in river. Port town at foot of mountains. View from pier looking back towards village; church bell tower seen beyond trees. Paddle steamer comes into dock. Next; 4 men in kilts; etc. perform Scottish folk dance accompanied by bagpipes; in front of same crowd. Shot from boat at dock; panning left: people in rowing boats in the harbour; houses and trees on steep hill in background. Boat starts to move; people on pier waving. Tracking shot from boat arriving in city approaching long pier with buildings; clock tower; crowd. Shot with people on pier in foreground; city buildings in background.

    Scottish fishing village. Several boats anchored in harbour; with men moving about on board. Houses here and there; rocky hills in background. Next; a few people standing behind stone wall look across water to another rocky shore. MS elderly woman at spinning wheel outdoors.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1920
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:12:00 / 01:24:14:00
    ON 459 C

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The paddle steamer at the start of the film is the MacBraynes vessel PS Iona of 1864 and the stretch of water is possibly the Kyles of Bute . The same boat is seen again coming from the other direction.
    What appears to be a river is a section of the Caledonian Canal and at one point a paddle steamer can be seen negotiating the locks at Fort Augustus where the canal enters Loch Ness, this is PS Gondolier.
    The scenes used in the film may out of sequence as the shot of the people waving on the pier is at Tighnabruaich, back in the Kyles of Bute, and that is followed by the arrival at Rothesay which is the main town on the Isle of Bute.

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  2. Unknown user says

    After further consideration the first paddler is actually RMS Columba and the vessel travelling in the opposite direction is PS Iona. These boats were similar in appearance but RMS Columba was longer.

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